Netflix smash hit Making A Murderer will return for a new series
Netflix has announced it has ordered more episodes of original documentary hit, Making A Murderer.
The first series was universally acclaimed, receiving six Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series. It followed the story of Stephen Avery, a man who was wrongly imprisoned for the murder of Penny Beerntsen for eighteen years. After being exonerated in 2003, Stephen Avery was then charged with the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. The documentary suggests Avery was innocent of both crimes.
The second series will turn back to the Avery case, including an in-depth look at the post-conviction process and exploring the emotional toll this process took on those involved in the Avery case. It will feature interviews with Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner and Avery’s co-defendant Brendan Dassey’s legal team. Family and characters close to the case will also be involved.
Making A Murderer creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said in a statement: “We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. The viewers’ interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold.”
Vice President of Original Documentary Programming at Netflix, Lisa Nishimura, said: “Because of Ricciardi’s and Demos’ incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system.
“We’re thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the filmmakers, and look forward to giving our global viewers eagerly anticipated updates on this story.”